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The ESMO Council supports and advises the Executive Board and proposes strategic topics for discussion at the annual strategy meeting.  

Full details about the composition, tasks and responsibilities and the meetings are detailed in Article 21-23 of the Bylaws.


The ESMO Council is composed of the following members:

  • The members of the Executive Board
  • Chairpersons of the Permanent Committees
  • Chairperson of the Nomination Committee
  • Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Oncology
  • Up to 5 additional Council members appointed by the Executive Board (optional)

ESMO Council 2024

Andrés Cervantes, Spain - President
Fabrice André, France - President-Elect
Solange Peters, Switzerland - Past-President
Nadia Harbeck, Germany - Director of Education / Educational Committee Chair
Jean-Yves Blay, France - Director of Public Policy / Public Policy Committee Chair
Evandro de Azambuja, Belgium - Director of Membership
Rebecca Dent, Singapore - Nomination Committee Chair
Dario Trapani, Italy - Cancer Medicines Committee Chair
Antonio Passaro, Italy - Communication Committee Chair
Elizabeth Smyth, UK - Guidelines Committee Chair
Teresa Amaral, Germany - Leadership Development Committee Chair
Carlos Gomez-Roca, France - Membership Committee Chair
Amanda Psyrri, Greece - National Societies Committee Chair
Helena Linardou, Greece - Women for Oncology Committee Chair
Matteo Lambertini, Italy - Young Oncologists Committee Chair
Thomas Powles, UK - Editor-in-Chief Annals of Oncology
Angela Lamarca, Spain - Council Member

Last update: January 2024

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